Archive for November 29, 2010

YoYo Brooch

November 29, 2010

That word sure looks funny .. brooch. But it’s correct because even though broach is an alternate spelling it’s not so readily accepted. Totally beside the point though. Did you hit the craft stores on Black Friday? I had to go and get some picture frames and it’s the best time to do that since they are on sale plus you get that 20% off your entire purchase coupon. But I also bought a couple of the YoYo Makers by Clover. I had been wanting these for a while. I know, I know, making yoyo’s is pretty easy but this makes it even easier!
Check it out – you know how sometimes you see something at a store or craft show and say to yourself ‘Oh, I can make that’? (You have to say it to yourself or you’ll make the vendor cringe) Usually you never do make whatever it was you saw. I did that recently but, hey, I actually made it! I had to add some fur for that old Alaskan touch … not that I’m an old Alaskan, but, whatever 🙂

Malabrigo Mitts

November 26, 2010

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! We sure did – it was a lot of fun and spreading the cooking out over two days made it pretty stress less too!
This one’s for Kai .. the mitts that match the Meret Beret. Once again the yarn doesn’t do justice to the pattern. The lace on the button band is just lost. The rest of the mitt is pretty plain. These are okay but I’m not going to make this pattern again. I had originally thought to make these as a test run for the purple ones I want to make but it’s not going to be. I ‘favorited’ a couple of patterns on Ravelry for the next pair, just have to decide what I want to do. So without further ado …

Malabrigo mitts

The Butterfly Project – Holocaust Museum Houston

November 21, 2010

One million five hundred thousand children perished in the Holocaust. In an effort to remember them, Holocaust Museum Houston is collecting 1.5 million handmade butterflies. I read about this project on another artist’s site and it immediately touched my heart. I knew I had to make something for it!

I plan on making more butterflies and this one still needs a backing and to be cut out .. but I think cutting will be the last thing I do as it’s safer to store them this way. My Zentangled Butterfly …

Tangled Butterfly

I hope you join me and make some butterflies of your own!!

Their website states:
The butterflies will eventually comprise a breath-taking exhibition, currently scheduled for Spring 2013, for all to remember. The Museum has already collected an estimated 600,000 butterflies.
Please facilitate the “I Never Saw Another Butterfly” activity and create as many handmade arts-and-crafts butterflies as possible. This project may be completed by all ages as individuals or groups.
* Butterflies should be no larger than 8 inches by 10 inches.
* Butterflies may be of any medium the artist chooses, but two-dimensional submissions are preferred.
* Glitter and all glitter-related products should not be used.
* Food products (cereal, macaroni, candy, marshmallows or other perishables) also should not be used.
* If possible, e-mail a photograph of your butterflies, to
Please send or bring your butterflies to the Museum by June 30, 2012, with the following information included:
* Your name,
* Your organization or school,
* Your address,
* Your e-mail address, and
* The total number of butterflies sent.
Mail or bring your butterflies to:
Holocaust Museum Houston
Butterfly Project
Education Department
5401 Caroline St.
Houston, TX 77004

Bramble Beret

November 19, 2010

I don’t know about these titles, lol. This one is made from a Knitty pattern called Bramble Beret …it’s made with Malabrigo worsted in Purple Mystery, size 6mm needles. This one is a tad bit big .. I must be channeling Goldilocks! The length is perfect though, it’s nice and slouchy. You can’t see it but the sides of the hat have lovely cables – it’s a very interesting beret visually. This one matches my new bright purple pea coat! This hat I just love – it’s nice and warm.

so .. not a good hat shot .. but .. nice one of me, lol.
Bramble BeretI am going to make mitts to match this too. Soon!

Meret Beret

November 17, 2010

Yep, it rhymes but that’s not my fault! It’s the name of the pattern! This is made in Malabrigo worsted – super soft and yummy. It’s a tad bit smaller than I’d like, I wanted a more slouchy hat. But it will match my winter parka (which is brown).

It’s a really lacy pattern but the variegation on this yarn really lost it. Shame, really!
Meret pattern by Woolywormhead
I made fingerless mitts to match, I just need to block them.


November 15, 2010

I’ve been busy .. but not posting, bad, bad, bad! So I’ll make a couple of posts over the next couple of days of what I’ve been doing. We had a postcard swap over at Doll Street which called for us to have a face on the postcard. I drew one and then printed it on fabric. I did a crazy quilt style background and free motioned the hair on the little gal. Here’s what I sent out.

DS postcard swap 2010

I got some fab cards in return too!